Sara Suzuki is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CIRCLE where she is working on projects that explore how youth civic engagement—ranging from voting to community organizing—can empower communities and bring about social change. Her research focuses on how young people use sociopolitical reflection and action (critical consciousness) to challenge systems of oppression. In her work, she also pursues innovation in anti-racist and anti-oppressive quantitative methodology. Sara currently serves as the chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice committee at Tisch College. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College, and a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. As a member of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Sara is involved in the Emerging Scholars committee and Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice committee. She is an active community organizer in Cambridge, MA and is the development coordinator for Cambridge HEART.